The 2018 Evident is the first blend of Syrah and Petite Sirah that we have released after working with both varietals independently for over 5 years. The Syrah is the second vintage harvested from our Lobo Canyon Vineyard in the Malibu Coast AVA, with the Petite Sirah hailing from Paso Robles' Manini Vineyard. We find ourselves pondering how it came to pass that we went this long without merging two wines who’s compatibility is so clearly evident.
The 2018 Evident is a gorgeous blend of 80% Syrah, from our Lobo Canyon Vineyard in the Malibu Coast, and 20% Petite Sirah from the Manini Vineyard in Paso Robles. The wine spent 29 months in French oak, 80% new. 60 cases produced.
Black cherry and cola, wrapped in savory notes of sage, cigar box, white chocolate and clove are abundant on the expressive nose. The elegant palate shows well integrated layers of red fruits, candied dates, and baking spice, with fine grain tannins, backed up with mellow acidity and a lingering spiced finish.
|Wine Style||Bold Red Wine|
|Varietal||Syrah, Petite Sirah|
|Appellation||Los Angeles County|